Comparing corridors across different public housing projects

The Straits Times takes a look at corridor widths across different public housing projects for comparison. -ST

British shoe seller tries to crowdfund Greek bailout

Thom Feeney told AFP outside his shop in London's Covent Garden that he had been overwhelmed by the response and the messages of support, raising over 451,000 euros (S$679,860) by 2330 GMT on Tuesday after just two days. -AFP

Greece becomes first developed country to default on IMF

The future of efforts to restore its finances and meet creditor demands for reforms were in question, with fresh proposals from Athens spurned Tuesday as the country moved toward a referendum Sunday on EU bailout offers. -AFP

Millionaires turn more bearish

According to Spectrem, the main reason confidence fell among millionaires was the Fed and the prospect of rising interest rates. -CNBC

Grooming Singaporean finance leaders

The drive by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) aims to help these workers learn continuously and develop new expertise. -ST

Malaysia's outlook now 'stable' says Fitch, surprising analysts

The positive news helped bolster the local currency on Wednesday, with the ringgit at 3.7347 against the US dollar, up from 3.7733 on Tuesday. -Reuters

Greece seeks new EU loans after IMF debt default

Greece lurched deeper into crisis as European finance ministers prepared to consider a request for new loans in a last-ditch effort to keep the country in the eurozone. -AFP

A curious combination

Fascinating objects from all over the globe enhance every corner of this beautiful house, fusing its colonial charm with its occupant's engaging personality. -Home & Decor

Who benefits from HDB's lease buyback scheme?

The Lease Buyback Scheme has been around since 2009, but the latest changes took effect on 1st April this year in order to provide more elderly households with greater flexibility. -MoneySmart

Suria KLCC discriminating against local brands, court told

The plaintiff wants the court to declare that the existing rental agreement between the two parties is still valid and that the action of the defendant to terminate it is unlawful. -The Star/ANN

Buy insurance for children when they're born

This will help should they be diagnosed with serious health problems later. -ST

Cut down risk as retirement nears

As you approach retirement age, managing your money is more important than ever. -ST

HDB flats for even rich kids' children? Yes, let them remove their heads from the bubble and breathe normal air

For most Singaporeans, HDB living is part and parcel of being Singaporean. -ST

Greece default fears hit Singdollar, ringgit and other Asian currencies

The Singdollar was trading at 1.3531 per US dollar at around 10:05 am after ealier falling to 1.3542, down 0.5 per cent from 1.3462 at 6pm on Friday. -Reuters
 

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Personal Finance

4 reasons why topping up your loved ones' CPF Account trumps giving cash

The CPF Board actually allows you to top up another person's CPF Account from your Ordinary Account, but the ability is limited only to your parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law, spouse and siblings. -MoneySmart

Property

3 risks you take when buying uncompleted property in Singapore

As most Singaporeans have the luxury of living with their parents until their property is built, buying uncompleted property that will only be ready for habitation in 4-5 years is very common here -MoneySmart

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